We started with Project Management from Simple to Complex, originally written by Russell Darnall and John Preston and originally published under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license by Flat World Knowledge. For the last two years now we’ve been revising and remixing away on Project Management for Instructional Designers (PM4ID). Here’s what we’ve done:
Aligned each chapter with the relevant portions of the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification exam and the Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification exam, so that you can now use PM4ID to study for these exams,
Removed generic examples like ‘You have to get 13,000 tons of concrete to Singapore by December 1′ and replaced these with examples from the instructional design field,
Shot comprehensive video interviews with three experienced instructional design project managers that include stories and bits of wisdom on each of the book’s chapter topics and compiled text transcripts of each of the videos,
Completed a word-for-word re-editing that improved the readability of the book,
Created text-to-speech audio recordings of each chapter section,
Replaced (c) photos throughout the book with CC licensed photos,
Added a Glossary of key terms,
Updated and modernized the ‘Technology Tools for Project Management’ portion of the book, and
Created an automated process for scraping content from the live PM4ID site and converting the entire book into ePub, Kindle, PDF, and downloadable HTML formats nightly.
If this new textbook isn’t the best OER revise/remix ever, I’d like to know what is! Really. Leave links in the comments below.